In the Fight Against Climate Change, Little is Pulling Ahead of Large!

According to Mirriam-Webster, Summit can be defined as:

a : the highest level of officials; especially : the diplomatic level of heads of government

b : a conference of highest-level officials (as heads of government) <an economic summit>

 But lets be honest, when it comes to taking real action on climate change, Summit can be described as:

a: to use (something valuable) in a way that is not necessary or effective

b: to use (something or someone) in a way that does not produce a valuable result or effect

 What am I getting at you may ask? Turns out that the recent U.N. Climate Summit showed that cities are doing more than countries to combat climate change. Not that it is surprising, but while world leaders aim, move and miss their climate change targets, cities are actually doing the work and making the change. In other words, real change is probably going to come from a collection of actions by the little guys and NOT by the big guys

Internationally, cities are making measurable headway, for example, according to Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D), her city has already reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 32 percent since 2007. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced last week that the city will commit to reducing its emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

As usual, there is more to the story, so if you have a few minutes, check out the article below and then maybe follow up and see what your city is or isn’t doing to make a real change.

http://grist.org/cities/cities-are-lapping-countries-on-climate-action/

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